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A Movie Going Experience
Cynthia Jackson
ENG: 225 Introduction to Film
Melanie Rodriguez
September 27, 2010

A Movie Going Experience
    In today’s society movies are either made to send a message that is valuable in content, to scare the wits out of you, or show social changes.   Filmmakers have many approaches ranging from a relaxed mode to keeping the viewers on the edge of their seats.   Filmmakers make films to move the viewers through a fantasy land, fly continuously through space and time, or literally move the viewers to big rain drops of tears. The responses of movie viewers vary to a certain degree, because analyzing film is a complicated process. In order for a film to be understood the viewers must use the various elements to interpret the meaning of the film. “The analytical approach allows us to raise this intuitive grasp to a conscious, bring it into sharp focus, and thereby make more valid and definite conclusions about the film’s meaning and value” (Boggs & Petrie, 2008, pg. 8). This paper will discuss how to analyze an entire film, the various elements that make up an analysis, and what I determine to be my own set of personal criteria for analyzing a film.

References

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I.   Introduction
      A.   Why was this movie made?  
      B.   What is the director’s purpose in making this film over another film?
II. Cinematography and...

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